I wrote this post a couple years ago, but wanted to re-share it, because so many of you wrote me about how my recent “Mom Failure” post resonated with you. I know I love to share about decor and pretty spaces, but I think when it comes to creating a meaningful home, it helps to know where that stems from in a person, and we can get to know people a little more. So today I’m sharing more on my dreams of becoming a mom and decorating homes, and how the two collide.
One of the most common issues I hear from people regarding their space, is that it’s lacking something, and they just can’t put their finger on it. They usually try to define the lack by using words like flat or blah. The room has no character, or it feels uninviting! While I don’t consider myself a decorating genius, I do have a few go-to’s when it comes to decorating. So today I’m sharing with you my go-to decorating advice. These are the top 5 things I look for in a room.
If you caught my post yesterday, then you know I shared how I believe our homes should tell not just any story, but our story. You can read it HERE, in case you missed it, but I pointed out some key pieces in my own home to share how it reflects us. I want our home to tell a story, Our story. While I love finding great buys at HomeGoods and Marshalls, my favorite things to decorate with are those that have a story. So today I’m sharing 5 ways your Home can tell your Story too!
With all the refreshing the new year brings us, I can’t help but take a look around my home with a refreshed perspective. Wanting to start off the new year with a freshly cleaned space, and decluttered surfaces, I can’t help but analyze over our homes decor, and reflect on the story it tells. Looking over every piece of furniture and knick knack, I ask myself the question ” Does my home tell our story?”, and the answer is YES!
Do you host during the holidays? If your house is the go-to home, or you are just simply hosting a holiday get-together, I have some tips to help you prepare for guests. Even if you don’t have over-night guests, there are still some things in here you are sure to find helpful. We’ve been hosting for the last few years, and every year I get a little bit smarter about preparing our home for guests during the holidays. Here are 5 easy tips to help you prepare for guests during this holiday season.
It’s funny, looking back, how clearly I can remember always wanting to be a mom. I can remember being asked as a young girl, and early teenager what I wanted to do when I grew up, and my answer was simple, “be a mom”. It wasn’t until I was in high school that that answer was no longer the only answer people would accept. I would get responses like “yes you can be a mom, but what else do you want to do?” or “Of course you will be a mom, but what do you want to do for a career”. Even though their question changed, my answer still stayed the same. To the point that when it came time to start thinking about college, I boldly told my parents I didn’t need to go to college because I was going to get married and be a mom. This was without a potential husband on the scene as well. I was confident in it. I was drawn to it, and something inside me felt peace about it, contentment, almost like it settled me. Yes I had always secretly wanted to become an interior designer, but at the time going to school for that was out of reach, and I doubted myself very much. Especially seeing how I didn’t have my own home or money to decorate with.
There is something truly restful about being comfortable in a home and allowing it to refresh you as well. For me it goes so much deeper than attaining that “magazine perfect” look. It’s how it makes you feel. And when it impacts the lives of others who don’t even live there, you gain a sense of accomplishment. I have done my job, in making home inviting and welcoming to all, even the smallest …
All those investments of pouring into our house came full circle when we were sick, and our home offered us a place of comfort and rest so we could get better. As I laid there and looked around our home, I felt refreshed because I was in an environment that inspired me and welcomed me in to rest, so I could regain my energy to go back out into the world. Something, that in the busy everyday life can get over looked. So the next time you think it’s silly to fluff those pillows, or buy that pretty frame that makes you smile …
Happy Friday friends!! Wait? WHAT? Is it really Friday already!! You know for a girl who can’t move around that…